Our board of directors are community leaders highly invested in Spark the Journey’s success.
They meet quarterly to provide strategic oversight of our program, participate in fundraising on Spark’s behalf, attend student and mentor events, and find other ways to leverage their skills, experiences, and networks to support our mission.
All board members make monetary contributions each year.
Theodore A. Schwab
Co-Founder & Chairman Emeritus
Founding Partner & Managing Director, Steward Partners Global Advisory
The Honorable Mary K. Bush
Board Chair President and Founder
Bush International, LLC
Carol Adelman, PH.D.
Director, The Hudson Institute Center for Global Prosperity
NFL athlete and Spark, Gonzaga, and Stanford alum
John A. Bates
Partner, Potomac Equity Partners
Independent Consultant in the Nonprofit Sector
Senior Advisor, Global Philanthropy Group
J. Warren Gorrell, Jr.
CEO Emeritus and Partner, Hogan Lovells
Independent Consultant/Senior Advisor in the Government Consulting Sector
Executive Director, Educators for Excellence
Margot Machol Bisnow
Author, Raising an Entrepreneur
James E. Nevels
Founder & Chairman, The Swarthmore Group
Senior Advisor, The Carlyle Group
Africa Leaders Program Manager, Obama Foundation
Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
Ambassador Michael M. Wood
Chairman, Redwood Investments, LLC